In a touching tale that has struck a chord with netizens, a Twitter user shared the story of a 75-year-old man who approached him in search of work to sustain his livelihood.
Umur dah masuk 75 datang minta kerja.— Stoner Sepenuh Masa (@jenjibam) May 23, 2023
Anak 11 orang dari isteri pertama, semua dah berkeluarga. Isteri kedua OKU, dapat anak juga OKU. Nak cari duit utk sara anak & bini yg OKU.
Anak dia yg 11 orang tu aku doakan anak-anak diorang balas balik la.
Kau rasa aku bagi kerja ke? pic.twitter.com/cbsUFO4HJ4
It is disheartening to witness elderly individuals, who should ideally be enjoying their retirement or spending their time in acts of worship, still struggling to make ends meet.
Of course la aku sebagai good stoner samaritan dan majikan ambik dia kerja. Selagi mana orang tu betul nak kerja, aku macam biasa la sentiasa bagi ruang dan peluang.— Stoner Sepenuh Masa (@jenjibam) May 23, 2023
Semoga terus sihat dan kekal bertenaga untuk bekerja menyara keluarga pakcik!
As an employer, the Twitter user decided to offer the elderly man a job. As long as there is a willingness to work, he believes in providing opportunities and space for individuals. According to him, the old man has 11 children from his first wife, all of whom have already started their own families.
Yang aku nak highlight ni bukan part aku bagi kerja.— Stoner Sepenuh Masa (@jenjibam) May 23, 2023
Tapi jenis anak ramai buat tak reti kat bapak sendiri ni eloklah melingkup.
Bapak sorang boleh bagi makan kat anak 11 orang. Anak 11 orang tak boleh hulur kat bapak dia sorang sikit.
Pakcik tu tahan sebak masa dia cerita.
The elderly man sought employment to support his second wife and their child, who is a person with disabilities. It is understood that the man remarried after the passing of his first wife. The Twitter user expressed disappointment with the behaviour of the man's children, who are numerous but fail to reciprocate the care for their own father.
"A father can provide for 11 children, but 11 children cannot extend a helping hand to their father. I was deeply moved when he shared his story," the user wrote.
Tapi tu la, kita sebagai bapak ni kena kental jiwa dan sanubari.— Stoner Sepenuh Masa (@jenjibam) May 23, 2023
Kita kalau kena palau esok walaupun dengan anak sendiri, kita kena kekal steady dan terus berdiri atas dua kaki.
Mulut anak pun kita boleh suap, inikan pula mulut sendiri. #rhyme
Despite not being able to comprehend the actions of the man's children, the user believes that a father should demonstrate the strength of heart and soul.
"Even if we face challenges, even with our own children, we must remain steady and stand on our own two feet. We can feed our children, so why can't we feed ourselves?"
While many sympathize with the elderly man's plight, there are also claims that there might be another side to the story behind such incidents.